How to Switch Google Accounts on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Switching between Google accounts on your Android device can be a useful feature, especially if you have multiple accounts for work, personal use, or other purposes. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of switching Google accounts on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings app. You can typically find this app in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Accounts & Sync

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for the option called “Accounts” or “Accounts & Sync”. Tap on it to proceed.


The exact name and location of this option may vary slightly depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version. However, most devices have a similar menu to manage accounts.

Step 3: Select Google

In the Accounts menu, you will see a list of all the accounts associated with your device. Look for an account labeled “Google”, which represents your primary Google account.

Step 4: Add Account or Manage Accounts

If you want to switch to an existing Google account that is not listed, tap on the “Add Account” button. This will allow you to sign in with a different Google account.

If you want to switch between existing Google accounts, tap on the “Manage Accounts” option instead. This will show you a list of all the Google accounts currently added to your device.


You can have multiple Google accounts added to your Android device. This allows you to switch between them easily, without the need to sign out and sign back in each time.

Step 5: Choose the Account

In the Manage Accounts menu, select the Google account you want to switch to. You may be prompted to enter your account credentials (email and password) if you haven’t signed in with that account before.

After entering your credentials, your Android device will sync the selected Google account’s data, such as emails, contacts, calendar events, and more.

Step 6: Verify Switch

To verify that you have successfully switched Google accounts on your Android device, go back to the Settings menu and navigate to the “Accounts” or “Accounts & Sync” section again. You should now see the newly selected Google account listed as active.


If you no longer want a particular Google account associated with your device, you can remove it by tapping on it in the Accounts menu and selecting “Remove Account”. Be cautious when removing an account as this may lead to loss of data associated with that account on your device.

Congratulations! You now know how to switch Google accounts on your Android device. Whether you need separate accounts for work and personal use or simply prefer managing different aspects of your digital life with distinct accounts, this feature offers flexibility and convenience.

  • Tips:
    • If you frequently switch between accounts, consider adding shortcuts for each account on your home screen for quick access.
    • Remember to sign out of any sensitive accounts when you are done using them to maintain your privacy and security.

Now go ahead and enjoy the benefits of having multiple Google accounts on your Android device!

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